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Fortnite hits record concurrent numbers with Travis Scott's Astronomical

Published: 15:23, 24 April 2020
Epic Games
Fortnite: Astronomical event gear
Fortnite: Astronomical gear

There's no doubt Fortnite has grown into much more than just a game as Epic Games have proven once more with a record-breaking event for Travis Scott's Astronomical.

Mind you, you still have time to catch the show, and you can check out the full schedule here , but Epic still didn't waste time in announcing an all-time record for Fortnite. 

"Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical, an all-time record", they wrote on Twitter. 

This is quite the turnout even for Fortnite, and it beats the game's earlier record by almost 2 million. We're talking about Marshmello's in-game event, which drew in a crowd of 10.7 million players. Or is it fans in this case?

Anyway, Travis Scott's Astronomical event has certainly worked a treat for both parties involved, and we're sure Scott would agree. Consider for a moment how big an area you'd need to stage an event for 12 million people, and just how many snags would you hit just trying to pull it off. 

At the time of Marshmello's event, Epic mentioned that their highest turnout for a non-event day was 16 February 2019, when they had 7.6 million players online, and it would be interesting to see whether that record has been broken lately. 

Clearly, Fortnite still has what it takes to draw in record crowds, even if it is not about gaming per se. 

It's been said that Epic Games are positioning Fortnite as a platform for more than just playing, and considering their efforts on Fortnite Creative and Support-a-Creator, it's not hard to see why. The popular battle royale is populated by everyone from pros to absolute noobs, so it's important to find some middle ground.

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